Sidmouth is ready to safely welcome you again.
Follow our donkeys online
Keep in touch with our donkeys while we're closed by watching our livestreaming webcams from the safety of your home.
Our Sidmouth sanctuary is open. Half-term holiday ticketing is in place from 26 October to 1 November.
Understanding donkey characteristics
Donkeys have a reason for everything they do. Their behaviour is controlled and influenced by a wide range of factors. Misunderstanding of the donkeys’ true nature and behaviour leads to a number of incorrect but common beliefs.
Farewell to Brandy
We’re incredibly saddened to share the news that Brandy, one of our much loved miniature donkeys, has passed at the age of 26.
Information & advice
Coronavirus – Covid 19
All of The Donkey Sanctuary UK centres will remain temporarily closed while we continue to focus our efforts on ensuring our resident donkeys receive the highest level of care by our dedicated grooms who continue to work as normal.
Regional sanctuaries remain closed
Our brilliant teams are working hard behind the scenes, caring for the donkeys you love and preparing to welcome you back soon.